WWT & VO (was NG of GS & BO standards for JPEG with WCS)

Carol Christian carolc at stsci.edu
Fri Jan 18 11:32:07 PST 2008

Not yet, although it is disappointing that the antarctic is so bad. I  
am reading a book on Scott and Amunsens treks to the pole
and also some things about McMurdo station and the GE rendering is  
not happy.


On Jan 18, 2008, at 2:25 PM, Rob Seaman wrote:

> Hi Jonathan,
>> Shoehorning full sky astronomy data into the wrong projection  
>> leads to some very bad consequences, like major issues near the  
>> poles. [...]
>> We need to provide the input to the standards committees to make  
>> sure that future updates to standards incorporate astronomy's  
>> unique requirements.
> Presumably our requirements are only unique because the GIS  
> community doesn't have to worry about large population centers near  
> the poles :-)
> Rob

Dr. Carol Christian
Deputy, Community Missions Office
& Education Director, NVO
Space Telescope Science Institute
contact | Tel: 410-338-4764 | .mac: cac01

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